Coronavirus outbreak: DGCA extends screening to passengers arriving from Japan, South Korea

Coronavirus outbreak: DGCA extends screening to passengers arriving from Japan, South Korea

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked airports and airlines on Friday that in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection, passengers arriving in flights from Japan and South Korea must be screened once they step out of the aerobridge. Till date, only passengers arriving from four countries – Thailand, Singapore, China and Hong Kong – were being screened for possible exposure to the respiratory virus at 21 identified airports in India. Explained | When can people transmit the novel coronavirus? | How WHO names a new disease.

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